Book Review-The Healer by Allison Butler

Book Review-The Healer by Allison ButlerThe Healer by Allison Butler
Series: Borderland Brides #1
Published by Escape Publishing on October 8th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Medieval Era
Format: eARC
Source: Escape Publishing
ISBN: 0857991914
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Curb your Outlander cravings with Allison Butler’s seriously sexy Scottish novel about an English woman, a Scottish Laird, a case of mistaken identity and a love that will surpass all barriers.
An outcast in her own home for as long as she can remember, Lynelle Fenwick will do anything to earn her father’s approval. Including exaggerating her healing skills, and setting off alone to rescue her step-brother from a band of raiding Scots.
Living under a curse that has haunted the Closeburn Clan for years, Laird William Kirkpatrick, will do anything to save his sole surviving brother. He may not believe in curses, but his clan does, and the growing number of graves seems to support their side.
Having banished all healers from the clan for trickery, he has no choice but to allow an Englishwoman, claiming to be a skilled healer, into his home and into the room of his wounded brother.
Enemies by birth and circumstance, they can only succeed together. But blood runs deep, and tensions high. What matters the desires of a heart?

So when  I first saw the cover of The Healer….I was WOWZED!! I just want to look at that back all day…very yummy. I love my highlander romances, and when I was able to get a chance to read this, I was super excited to try this author out. Allison Butler is new to the writers world, and this is her second book. I have yet to read the first, but definitely that is in the plans in the near future. The Healer is a powerful and riveting story that had me from the beginning. Laird William has lost most of his family and has blamed all the ‘healers’ for it. He only has one surviving brother, who is injured, when he meets Lynelle, he watches her every move as she starts to care for his brother. She agrees to live in his home for a time, to aide his brother in return for her step brothers freedom. But chemistry begins to burst between these two, and before long they share a tender passion that develops into a sweet love for each other. This story had me from the beginning, and even though it is a shorter book, it didn’t feel like it was too rushed like short romances tend to be most of the time. The author did a great job with the pacing of the story and well developed characters. The setting was fabulous, and it was obvious that the author had done her homework as the details was pretty accurate in a historical point of view. I loved seeing a bit of history come to life within these pages. A phenomenal read that completely captivated me!! STUNNING ROMANCE!

About Allison Butler

Allison Butler is an author of Scottish historical romance. She spent her early years in country NSW building pretend castles with hay bales and leaping white posts with her army of two older sisters and a younger brother. Many years later, with her mother's influence, she discovered a passion for words and history, read her first historical romance and was inspired to write her own. She writes each morning and cares for the elderly in the afternoon. Her love of travel has given her the gift of many amazing sights but none more heart-stirring than the rugged beauty of Scotland. Allison lives in a small town in NSW, Australia, with her very own Scottish hero and a Jack Russell named Wallace. Their two beautiful daughters have left the nest and have begun their own adventures. Allison loves travelling, dancing like no-one's watching, taking photos and seeing the sights from the back of her husband's motorcycle

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